May 2016 City Council Agenda

AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING

MAY 2, 2016       7:00 PM, CITY HALL

 ROLL CALL.

 APPROVAL OF AGENDA WITH ANY ADDITIONS.

 APPROVAL & CORRECTIONS, IF ANY, OF THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETINGS AND APPROVAL OF THE BILLS PRESENTED TO BE PAID.

 MAYORS COMMENTS.

 BUSINESS:

  1.  LAWLER IRISH FEST – VOLLEYBALL
  2.  PUBLIC HEARING AMENDMENT OF CURRENT BUDGET – 7:15 PM.
  3.  JOHN CUVELIeR – INSURANCE RENEWAL.
  4.  ESTIMATES ON STREET PROJECT.
  5.  BUCKY’S CIGARETTE PERMIT RENEWAL.
  6.  JIRAK CONSTRUCTION – PEAK ENERGY SAVER INFORMATION.
  7.  RESOLUTION ASSESSING COSTS TO PROPERTY.
  8.  APPROVAL OF PAYMENT ESTIMATE #5 FOR WELL #2 AND WATER MAIN PROJECT.
  9.  REVIEW INVESTMENT POLICY.
  10.  DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS-UTILITY DEPOSITS-UTILITY APPLICATION.
  11.  ADJOURNMENT.

 

 

2015 Water Supply Report for City of Lawler

Click on the following link to view the most recent water supply report for the City of Lawler:

Lawler Water Supply Report

 

April City Council Meeting Minutes

The Lawler City Council met in regular session on April 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Mayor Mueterthies presided.

Council members present: Izer, King, Scheidel, Throndson & Zubrod.

Others present: Brad with Kluesner Construction, Tony Blazek, Francis Fisher, Curt Franzen, Anita Franzen & Jay Uhlenhake.

Moved by King, seconded by Throndson to approve the Agenda with the additions of nuisance at 106 E Grove Street, Iowa DOT maintenance agreement and Park Committee playground equipment purchase.  All Ayes.

Moved by Izer, seconded by Zubrod to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and to approve the bills presented to be paid. All Ayes.

Hawkeye REC Service $19,684.00
Treasurer State of Iowa Sales tax $964.00
United States Treasury FICA, with $1,523.74
IPERS March $987.86
Salaries Salaries $6,638.82
Treasurer State of Iowa withholding $804.00
Iowa Workforce Development unemployment $19.91
Jendro Sanitation March garbage $2,131.02
Jendro Sanitation yellow bags $82.50
Post Office Postage $119.00
Windstream March $87.21
Black Hills Energy natural gas $294.79
United Parcel Service shipping $38.52
Frontier Mudjacking street work $3,175.00
Lawler Public Library allotment $3,200.00
ARAWARK rental $79.65
City of Lawler electric at lift station $359.52
Brandy Williams refund $28.29
Insurance Associates insurance renewal $21,467.00
Wellmark health insurance $2,146.35
Hawkins, Inc. water supplies $195.88
TestAmerica water & wastewater testing $416.85
Key Carwash carwash tokens $20.00
Bodensteiner Imp. chains $39.51
Quality Pump & Control sewer pump repair $608.00
Brown Supply Co. street supplies $240.00
Quill office supplies $76.66
     
Total   $65,890.08
     
Library Bills    
     
IPERS March $177.94
Treasurer State of Iowa withholding $97.00
Internal Revenue Service FICA $825.32
Cathy Humpal wages $885.20
Iowa Outdoors subscription $15.00
Windstream February $85.96
Midwest Tape dvd’s $83.11
INGRAM books $114.68
Garden Gate subscription $22.00
Prevention subscription $19.97
The Courier subscription $91.85
Linda McCann books $20.00
Post Office box rent $54.00
Mitinet, Inc. computer expense $329.00
     
Library Total   $2,821.03
     
February Receipts    
     
General   $82.08
Road Use Tax   $4,076.93
Property Tax   $2,701.13
Local Option Tax   $3,040.55
Park Donations   $100.00
Charges for Services $55,263.26
     
Total   $65,263.95

Brad from Kluesner Construction presented a proposal for street crack filling and seal coating.

Mayor Mueterthies opened the public hearing on the amendment of the current budget at 7:15 PM.  There were no oral or written comments or objections at this time.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by King to close the public hearing on the amendment of the current budget.  All Ayes.

Moved by King, seconded by Scheidel to pass resolution #04042016 a resolution amending the current budget for the FY ending June, 2016.  All Ayes.

Moved by King, seconded by Zubrod to hold a public hearing on May 2, 2016 at 7:15 PM for the second amendment of the current budget.  All Ayes.  This amendment is due to a SRF loan payment due in June and extra electrical line work needed.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by King to approve the Irish Fest street closings the same as last year as per map presented and approve a beer permit for the Irish Fest for June 17-19, 2016.  All Ayes.

Moved by King, seconded by Scheidel to approve the Starlite ballroom liquor license renewal.  All Ayes

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by King to have the City Attorney send notice to the property owner at 315 E Grove Street concerning the condition of the building and to proceed with any action necessary to abate the nuisance.  All Ayes.

The property owner at 507 E Pitts Street will be given until Spring Cleanup Dat on May 13th to clean up the property.

The property owner at 106 E Grove Street will be sent notice to clean up the property.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Zubrod to allow the E911 Board to place an antenna on the water tower provided that a contract is signed having the E911 Board responsible for all maintenance and expense of the antenna.  All Ayes.

Moved by Zubrod, seconded by Throndson to approve Bucky’s beer permit renewal.  All Ayes.

Moved by King, seconded by Izer to approve the Brite Spot liquor license renewal.  All Ayes.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Zubrod to approve the first reading of Ordinance #330. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING WATER RATES AND CHARGES FOR THE CITY OF LAWLER, IA.  Moved by King, seconded by Izer to pass Ordinance #330 into its second reading.  All Ayes.  Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Throndson to suspend the requirements and pass Ordinance #330 into its third reading.  All Ayes.  Ordinance #330 will become effective and enforceable following publication.

Moved by King, seconded by Throndson to approve the first reading of Ordinance #320. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING REFUSE COLLECTION RATES FOR THE CITY OF LAWLER, IA.  Moved by Zubrod, seconded by Throndson to pass Ordinance #320 into its second reading.  All Ayes.  Moved by King, seconded by Scheidel to suspend the requirements and pass Ordinance #320 into its third reading.  All Ayes.  Ordinance #320 will become effective and enforceable following publication.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Throndson to pass resolution #040616 a resolution adopting a policy on the deposit of City funds.  All Ayes.  This policy is amending the policy from the State Bank of Lawler to Bank Iowa.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Throndson to pass resolution #040716 a resolution amending the City of Lawler, IA depository.  All Ayes.  This resolution is amending the depository from the State Bank of Lawler to Bank Iowa.

Moved by King, seconded by Zubrod to approve the insurance policy renewal from Insurance Associates.  John Cuvelier will be at the next meeting to answer any questions.  All Ayes.

Delinquent accounts were discussed.  The City Clerk was instructed to file small claims on three accounts and to disconnect one account if not paid on April 5, 2016.  All Ayes.

Moved by Izer, seconded by King to sign an agreement with the Iowa DOT for maintenance and repair of roads within the City.  All Ayes.

The Lawler Park Committee can receive the playground equipment at a discount if ordered by April 15, 2016.  Moved by Izer, seconded by King to approve the purchase of playground equipment as presented in the amount of $26,292.00 with free delivery.  The equipment will be delivered in June with payment being made in July.  All Ayes.

Moved by King, seconded by Scheidel to adjourn the meeting at 8:42 PM.  All Ayes.

______________________________

Sue Cutsforth, City Clerk

March City Council Meeting Minutes

The Lawler City Council met in regular session on March 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Mayor Mueterthies presided.

Council members present: Izer, King, Scheidel, Throndson & Zubrod.

Others present: Joe Schmitt, Ann Schmitt & Jay Uhlenhake.

Moved by King, seconded by Izer to approve the Agenda with the addition of nuisance at 507 E Pitts Street.  All Ayes.

Moved by Izer, seconded by King to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and to approve the bills presented to be paid. All Ayes.

Hawkeye REC Service

$21,002.39

Treasurer State of Iowa Sales tax

$1,030.00

United States Treasury FICA, with

$1,513.74

IPERS February

$987.85

Salaries Salaries

$6,638.82

Jendro Sanitation February garbage

$2,142.48

Jendro Sanitation January increase

$64.30

Post Office Postage

$119.00

Windstream February

$85.97

Black Hills Energy natural gas

$278.12

United Parcel Service shipping

$105.19

Pollard pest control

$54.50

Quill office supplies

$101.02

ARAWARK rental

$72.40

Five Star Coop fuel – January

$56.86

Municipal Supply electric supplies

$495.14

Sandean service

$210.37

New Hampton Tribune proceedings

$184.46

Brown Supply Company street supplies

$317.90

CASH, Inc. fuel & supplies

$428.09

Hawkins, Inc. water supplies

$283.21

TestAmerica water testing

$100.00

Iowa DNR wastewater permit fee

$85.00

Lawler Fire Department truck allocation

$5,900.00

Five Star Coop fuel – February

$98.45

State Hygeinic Lab water testing

$39.00

 

Total  

$42,856.26

 

Library Bills  

 

IPERS February

$172.76

Cathy Humpal wages

$861.11

Windstream January

$86.04

Midwest Tape dvd’s

$121.75

INGRAM books

$92.55

Cathy Humpal mileage & website renewal

$75.10

The Family Handyman subscription

$14.98

MORE Magazine subscription

$30.00

Good Housekeeping subscription

$32.07

MIDAMERICA Books books

$119.70

Petty Cash postage & supplies

$65.46

 

Library Total  

$1,671.52

 

February Receipts  

General

$236.69

Road Use Tax

5,893.55

Local Option Tax

3,595.88

Park Donations

1,477.54

Library

20.00

Charges for services

45,160.91

 

Total

56,384.57

Joe Schmitt from Cedar Valley Engine Club was present to ask for street closings during a tractor ride on June 11, 2016.  The ride will go from Highway 24 down Brush Street to Grove Street ending at the Ballpark for ice cream.  Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Zubrod to approve closing Brush Street from Highway 24 to Grove Street on June 11, 2016 for 3 hours, from 6 am -9 am.  All Ayes.

Moved by King, seconded by Scheidel to increase the garbage rates due to an increase from the refuse hauler as follows:  small tote $13.40 per month, medium tote $14.00 per month, large tote $15.25 per month.  All Ayes.

Mayor Mueterthies opened the public hearing on the FY 2016/2017 budget estimate at 7:15 PM.  There were no oral or written comments or objections at this time.

Moved by King, seconded by Scheidel to close the public hearing on the FY 2017/2017 budget estimate.  All Ayes.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Throndson to pass resolution #3072016 a resolution adopting the FY 2016/2017 budget estimate.  All Ayes.

The nuisance at 315 E Grove was discussed.  John Izer will see if he can get in contact with the property owner and it will be discussed further at the next meeting.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Zubrod to hold a public hearing on the amendment of the current budget on April 4, 2016 at 7:15 PM.  This amendment is due to increase in the cost of the well house/water main project and repairs that are needed on the water tower.  All Ayes.

Spring Cleanup Day will be held on May 13, 2016. The City will do TV, monitor and microwave pickup as last year.  Details will be put in the newsletter in April.

Moved by King, seconded by Scheidel to increase water rates as follows :  residential customers to a base rate of $15.50 per month and commercial customers to a base rate of $24.00 per month due to water project costs.  All Ayes.

Policies on collection of delinquent accounts on rental property was discussed.  Moved by King, seconded by Throndson to check into utility deposits and discuss it at the next meeting.  All Ayes.

Moved by King, seconded by Izer to send a letter to the property owner at 507 E Pitts Street concerning the nuisance at the property.  All Ayes.

Moved by King, seconded by Throndson to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 PM.  All Ayes.

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Sue Cutsforth, City Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Early Bird Romance

(This is a piece I wrote about a dozen years ago and was published in the Des Moines Register. Since this is Valentine’s Weekend, it came to mind)

It was so unexpected. And simple. And beautiful.
I had arrived at the West Des Moines restaurant earlier than anticipated. My wife Renee was driving directly from her job as we had planned to meet another couple for our usual weekly get-together. They had expected to arrive around 6:15 p.m., so it was going to be at least a 20-minute wait for me.
Because I had already read the Des Moines Register earlier in the day, I grabbed some type of “Over 50” paper and asked for the waitress for a booth in non-smoking.
Just as I sat down on the far east side facing toward the front doorway, an elderly couple entered. He was slightly bent and needed a walker to negotiate. I guessed him to be 80-years-old. He wore a dark suit jacket with a sports shirt and no tie. He was slightly balding with otherwise distinguished gray hair.
His wife appeared to be a couple of years younger with grayish-blue hair cut fairly short.
“You’re running late tonight,” joked the waitress.
“Yes,” she said, “almost too late for the early-bird special.”
“Not a problem. You still have plenty of time.”
He smiled at the waitress but said nothing. It was one of those awkward moments when he and I sat facing each other from neighboring booths. She sat with her back to me. Although there was nothing in the “Over 50” paper that appealed to me, I feigned interest so as not to intrude on them.
“I’ll have the steak special,” he told the waitress. Medium-well. And decaf coffee.”
I don’t recall her order, but noticed that they did not say another word until their food arrived. By the time it came, I found myself curiously aware of their presence and felt somewhat of an intruder. Several times he and I made eye contact and I self-consciously looked down at my paper, wishing either that Renee or our friends would soon arrive.
He was left-handed. And he was a fast eater. He rapidly alternated between the salad, the steak, and the baked potato.
I began to wonder about them. What had he done during his working years? A banker? Did he own a small business? Did they come in here every night?
There was no clue because he said not a word as his left hand sought out another piece of medium-well steak.
And without warning, he spoke. It was a question addressed to his partner.
“You know something?”
“What?” she asked.
“I love you.”
“That’s good.”
And his left hand effortlessly grabbed another bite of salad. From that moment on, he said not another word.
Our friends and Renee arrived simultaneously shortly thereafter. We began chatting, and I momentarily forgot about the mystery couple. Until I saw them leave. He clinging to his walker and she gently guiding him with her hand on his arm.
I related the story to my supper-mates as we watched them depart. The story of the medium- well-done steak and the early-bird romance.
And I was happy that I had arrived alone in time to witness it.
(Bill Sheridan)

February City Council Minutes

The Lawler City Council met in regular session on February 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Mayor Mueterthies presided.

Council members present: King, Throndson & Zubrod. Absent Izer and Scheidel.

Others present: Jay Uhlenhake and Roger Dreckman

Moved by King, seconded by Throndson to approve the Agenda.. All Ayes.

Moved by Zubrod, seconded by King to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and to approve the bills presented to be paid. All Ayes.

Hawkeye REC Service

$21,780.28

Treasurer State of Iowa Sales tax

$1,116.00

United States Treasury FICA, with

$1,513.74

IPERS Jaunary

$987.86

Salaries Salaries

$6,638.82

Jendro Sanitation January garbage

$2,078.18

Post Office Postage

$70.00

Windstream January

$85.57

Black Hills Energy natural gas

$238.16

Fehr Graham water project fees

$235.25

United Parcel Service shipping

$59.17

Schueth Hardware supplies

$47.26

Franzen Sales & Service blade repair

$254.79

ARAWARK rental

$72.40

Five Star Coop fuel

$91.64

Bucky’s fuel

$50.34

Wellmark health insurance

$1,335.95

New Hampton Tribune proceedings

$68.85

Brown Supply Company tire chains

$206.48

CASH, Inc. fuel & supplies

$246.83

Total

$37,639.57

Library Bills
IPERS January

$179.66

Cathy Humpal wages

$956.23

Windstream December

$85.33

Midwest Tape dvd’s

$88.16

INGRAM books

$59.77

Riley’s, Inc. fax machine

$300.00

Iowa Library Association dues

$50.00

Library Total

$1,719.15

January Receipts
General

$1,617.33

Received from CDBG

$0.00

Received from SRF

$0.00

Road Use Tax

$3,342.43

Property Tax

$1,210.35

Local Option Tax

$3,595.88

Park Donations

$25.00

Library

$10.00

Charges for Services

$38,922.06

Total

$48,723.05

Moved by King, seconded by Throndson to approve the Floyd-Mitchell-Chickasaw Landfill annual report.  All Ayes.

Moved by King, seconded by Zubrod to allot Pathways $468.00 for FY 2016/2017.  All Ayes.

Moved by King, seconded by Zubrod to hold a public hearing on the FY 2016/2017 budget estimate on March 7, 2016 at 7:15 PM.  All Ayes.

Roger Dreckman presented a map on the proposed trail at Highland Park.  The council decided to look at park funds in June to see if there will be any funds that can be used for the trail.

A letter will be sent to the owner of the property at 315 E Grove Street concerning repairs to the property and snow removal.

Moved by King, seconded by Throndson to adjourn the meeting at 7:37 PM.  All Ayes._____________________________

Sue Cutsforth, City Clerk

Binocculars and Mirrors

This is a piece I published several years ago that I hope you enjoy:

An invitation from the administration of my alma mater, Turkey Valley High School of Jackson Junction, Iowa, was such a nice gesture. Perhaps other districts around the nation do it, but I am unaware if that is the case. If they don’t, they should.

On Sunday, May 13, 2012, the graduating TVHS class of 2012 received their diplomas at a wonderful commencement exercise surrounded family and friends.
Also in the crowd sat a contingent of 13 guests, most of whom the graduates had never met; but who shared a common experience with the honorees. Thirteen of us had walked up on that same stage fifty years prior to shake hands with the superintendent and school board president. Thirteen who had not the vaguest idea what might be in store for us in the years ahead. They are only eighteen. We are sixty-eight.

We were members of the second graduating class of Turkey Valley High in 1962, five decades ago. It was one of the first consolidations in the state consisting of five small town schools: Fort Atkinson, Lawler, Protivin, Saint Lucas, and Waucoma. The school was wisely constructed in between all five villages in the unincorporated town of Jackson Junction.
On Mother’s Day 2012, it felt as though our graduation had occurred five years ago rather than five decades ago.
Forty-three of us marched across the stage in 1962. Of that number, six are now deceased.
It was a strangely comforting feeling to sit in our little group, representing those who have died and the living members who either could not make it or made the choice not to attend. The six women and seven men who did are in unanimous agreement that it was time to reflect and be thankful.
I had the good fortune to be located in a chair next to the aisle where I could turn and watch the boys and girls, soon to officially become men and women, march forward to their seats in caps and gowns. As the band played ‘Pomp and Circumstances,’ some grinned from ear to ear while others did their best to hold back tears.
It occurred to me that these beautiful youngsters were looking at life through binoculars. My 1962 classmate friends and I were looking at life through rearview mirrors.
The 2012 graduates were anticipating their first adult paychecks, trade school, or college experience. We were mostly retired. They are on a mission to explore life with a mixture of bravado, enthusiasm, fear, and joy.
We are enjoying grandchildren and coping with the grief of lost friends and loved ones.
We knew, each from own perspective, that there would be much for them to celebrate in the days and years ahead. And that there will be sorrow and pain.
But this was a day to celebrate…for them and for us. As each picked up his or her diploma, it surprised and pleased me to hear many of the same surnames I heard lo those many years ago. These graduates were obviously grandkids or nieces and nephews of my peers.
As we departed from the event, our little contingent exchanged handshakes and hugs. We were genuinely grateful for a chance to share this day with one another. And with the young people who did not know us, but shared a common heritage.
It was a day to cherish, reflect, and remember. And similar to the graduates of 2012–some of us had broad smiles. And some of us shed a few tears.

The class of 2012 looked forward. The class of 1962 looked back.
And to be perfectly candid, I’m not entirely sure who had the better view.
Bill Sheridan

william_sheridan1@msn.com

RIP LaVerne Bouska

Click here for obituary.

A Fun Memory From Lawler-Past

This is a little story from “Depot Street Memories-The Lawler Stories” that still makes me smile. Periodically I intend to put one of these on the site or something else that I’ve written, but not part of the book. Hope you enjoy:
The Silent Bells of Mt. Carmel
I would like to be able to blame my buddy, George Timlin, who had a knack for getting me into trouble when we were kids. A year older than me, he always had creative ideas on endeavors that were fun but all too often led to a bad ending.
Truth told, however, this one was on me.
The custodian of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church of Lawler, Iowa in 1955 was Billy Cutsforth. George and I liked Billy because he would allow us to ring the church bells at noon if we were around. To be more accurate—there was only one bell with two ropes. One was responsible for tripping a mechanism to hit a smaller ringer against the bell and the other to emit a louder sound with a bigger ringer. Of course, we had no idea how any of that worked, incorrectly assuming that there were two bells in the tower.
The small bell had a skinnier rope and was to be pulled nine times for something called the “Angelus.” This was immediately followed by the big bell which was to be rung twelve times, and had a rope that was strong enough to lift an 11-year-old up in the air a few feet. It was great fun to pull those ropes and announce to the little town of five hundred that lunch time had arrived.
On this particular day it was my turn to pull the small rope. As 12-year-old George waited his turn for the big one, I began to wonder what would happen if we pulled them both at the same time, but I said nothing to him.
“…six…seven…eight…nine.” I was finished.
My friend began his portion of the gig by dutifully tugging on his rope when I began to say aloud, “I wonder what would happen if…”
But for some reason I chose not to finish my sentence aloud. Instead, in the middle of George’s sixth ring, I simultaneously pulled on the skinny rope.
Bad move!
Suddenly there was silence.
Sickly, deadly silence.
Deafening silence.
Painful silence.
Ear-piercing silence.
I looked at George.
George looked at me.
We both looked to make sure that Billy Cutsforth was not around and did the most logical thing we could think of—run for home as fast as our little legs could take us! I’m not sure what George did when he got to his house, but I hid under my bed and prayed for a miracle.
It has been fifty-two years since the unfortunate incident, so I can’t recall all the sordid details of crime and punishment. I mostly remember that the church bells in Lawler, Iowa did not ring for at least two weeks, my nick-name for the rest of the summer was “Dinger;” and we were never asked to perform that coveted chore again.
I also realize now that if I had not impulsively pulled that rope when I did, I would have missed out on a wonderful adventure to share with my grandsons.
(Bill Sheridan)

January City Council Meeting Minutes

The mayor and council members were sworn into office prior to the meeting.

The Lawler City Council met in regular session on January 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM.

Mayor Mueterthies presided.

Council members present: Izer, King, Scheidel, Throndson & Zubrod.

Others present: Jay Uhlenhake, Frank Wilson, Ashley Ewing & Cathy Humpal.

Moved by King, seconded by Izer to approve the Agenda with the addition of discussion on pickup trade in. All Ayes.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Zubrod to approve the minutes of the previous meeting and to approve the bills presented to be paid. All Ayes.

 

Hawkeye   REC Service

$17,838.16

Treasurer   State of Iowa Sales tax

$1,009.00

United   States Treasury FICA,   with

$1,733.62

IPERS December

$1,166.42

Salaries Salaries

$6,638.82

Jendro   Sanitation December   garbage

$2,078.18

Post   Office Postage

$119.00

Windstream December

$88.51

Black   Hills Energy natural   gas

$162.14

Fehr   Graham water   project fees

$2,922.50

United   Parcel Service shipping

$78.98

USA   Bluebook water supplies

$128.93

Office   Depot printer

$349.79

Hawkins water   supplies

$170.93

TestAmerica water   & wastewater testing

$192.80

Blazek   Corporation replace   hydrant

$8,545.50

Liz   Murray utility   refund

$163.63

Lawler   Fire Department allotment

$2,756.25

Mic’s   Plumbing check   furnace

$67.95

Municipal   Supply meter   reader

$7,500.00

City of   Lawler electric   at lift station

$280.02

Stanton   Electric repairs

$588.51

 

Total  

$55,041.64

 

Library   Bills  

 

IPERS December

$181.39

Cathy   Humpal wages

$965.26

People   Magazine subscription

$116.07

Redbook subscription

$23.51

Country   Magazine subscription

$29.98

Windstream November

$85.33

Midwest   Tape dvd’s

$38.48

INGRAM books

$153.51

This Old   House subscription

$15.00

Linda   McCann books

$20.00

Lawler   Library petty   cash

$105.44

The   Courier subscription

$91.85

Treasurar   State of Iowa withholding

$77.00

Internal   Revenue Service FICA

$754.68

 

Library   Total  

$2,657.50

 

November   Receipts

General

$238.12

Received   from CDBG

$51,724.00

Received   from SRF

$61,891.62

Road Use   Tax

$4,010.30

Property   Tax

$5,567.14

Local   Option Tax

$3,595.88

Park   Donations

$886.55

Library

$10.00

Charges   for Services

$41,542.41

Total

$169,466.02

 

Ashley Ewing was present to discuss nuisances.  All vehicles are licensed and in operable condition.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by King to appoint Heather Busta to the Library Board for a six year term and to appoint Gwen Kuehner to the Library Board for the four year unexpired term created by the resignation of Deb Speltz.  All Ayes.

Cathy Humpal, Library Director presented the FY 2016/2017 library budget to the council.  The council toured the Library and discussed the services that the Library provides to the community with the director.

Mayor Mueterthies made the following appointments:

Mayor pro-tem                                    Dale King

Bank                                                    Bank Iowa

City Attorney                                      Richard Zahasky

City Clerk                                           Sue Cutsforth

Toxic Cleanup                                     Jeremy Scheidel

Street Committee                                Jeremy Scheidel, John Izer, Jay Uhlenhake

Utilities Committee                             Deb Zubrod, Dale King, Jay Uhlenhake

Fire Dept. Rep.                                   John Izer & Dale King

Tree Committee                                  Dale King, Deb Throndson, Jay Uhlenhake

Health Officer                                     Dr. Moberly

Ambulance Service Rep.                     Mark Mueterthies

Street Superintendent                         Jay Uhlenhake

Water Superintendent                         Jay Uhlenhake

Landfill Committee Rep.                    Jay Uhlenhake

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Izer to approve the mayor’s appointments.  All Ayes.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by Izer to appoint Frank Wilson to the Board of Adjustment for a five year term.  All Ayes.

Moved by Zubrod, seconded by Throndson to appoint Jeremy Scheidel to the Park Board for a five year term.  All Ayes.

Snow removal was discussed.  The snow from the business district will be put on the well property and by the grain bins.

Moved by Scheidel, seconded by King to allot Helping Services for Northeast Iowa $100 and Northeast Iowa Community Action $329.25 for FY 2016/2017. All Ayes.

The FY 2016/2017 budget estimate was discussed.

There will be estimates on pickup trade in for the next meeting.

Moved by King, seconded by Zubrod to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 PM.  All Ayes.

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Sue Cutsforth, City Clerk